AIHM Annual Conference: People, Planet, Purpose


AIHM Annual Conference: People, Planet, Purpose: Global Practitioners United in Health & Healing
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

San Diego, CA

AIHM Annual Conference: People, Planet, Purpose: Global Practitioners United in Health & Healing
Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

San Diego, CA

On-site registration in San Diego starts Saturday, Oct. 29
Contact the UCSD registration team with questions:
888-229-6263 or

People, Planet, Purpose at a Glance

Scroll through the image gallery above or view more photos from last year’s conference on facebook.

Earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Click here for accreditation details and credit breakdown.

Over 60 Expert Speakers & Clinically Focused CME

View full faculty list here, on the online schedule or within the program PDF.

2016 AIHM Annual Conference Faculty

A Unique, Global and Holistic Program

Highlights include: meaningful CME/CE, optional ABOIM Board review, in-depth clinical tracks, high-yield experiential workshops, excellent networking opportunities—all in a healing setting.

Program Description

Together, we address the topics most relevant to your patients. You will experience a sense of community and personal renewal that is unique to the Academy. Highlights include:

  • 9 High-Yield Workshops: Botanical Medicine Essential Nutrition, Women’s Health, Translating Science into Practice, Environmental Health, Manual Medicine Interprofessional Developments, Self as Healer, and Case Studies
  • ABOIM Board Review Course 
  • Excellent Networking Events
  • Self-Care & Rejuvenation Opportunities

View the conference schedule.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of treating the whole person, mind-body-spirit;
  • Assess the value of a physician/patient partnership in improving health;
  • Evaluate the role of evidence-based integrative holistic medicine in the treatment and prevention of common medical conditions and chronic illnesses;
  • Incorporate integrative holistic medicine treatments into patient care, referring to specialists as necessary;
  • Utilize tools and resources provided to incorporate integrative holistic medicine into their practices/organizations; and
  • Establish a network of like-minded practitioners from various disciplines and geographic areas.

Target Audience

Medical doctors, family practice doctors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, physical therapists, homeopaths, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, nutritionists, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, licensed herbalists, massage therapists, health coaches, and many more.

Complimentary Special Events

More events and details available here.

Special Event: Halloween Costume Party AIHM Annual Conference 2016

Halloween Costume Party
Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm

​Join us for the first ever AIHM Halloween COSTUME Party! Be sure to plan ahead and sport your most creative costume for the event. Prizes will be awarded.

Special Event: Fellowship Luncheon with Dr. Low Dog

Fellowship Luncheon
Tuesday, November 1, 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, AIHM Fellowship Director, for a fun-filled, informative luncheon. Dr. Low Dog will discuss program details including what you will learn and how you will qualify for the ABOIM Exam.

Special Event: Holistic Happy Hour, AIHM Annual Conference

Holistic Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 1, 5:45 pm

This reception & networking opportunity will give you a chance to connect with fellow members and not-yet-members on the topics you’re most passionate about in a casual, relaxing setting.


Ami Mavani, MD, ABIHM
“I wanted to extend my sincere thanks and heartfelt love for what the conference and you offered me. The camaraderie, the spirit and the feeling of belonging left me inspired and wanting more… congratulations on orchestrating the whole celebration of the spirit of medicine while maintaining the sobriety and science of medicine so flawlessly. It truly was a fabulous conference.”

Ami Mavani, MD, ABHM, FAAP
Rochester Hills, MI

Emilie Rowan, LCSW, Director of the Center for Well Being, Atlantic Integrative Medicine, Morristown, NJ
“One of my main challenges as an administrator is identifying and hiring appropriately qualified and well-trained practitioners. We look for individuals who not only believe in the integrative approach but have the credentials and training to accompany that philosophy. The Academy will be a boon to all hospitals and clinics such as ours. AIHM programs will set standards in integrative health and holistic medicine and provide a resource for us to send our providers to for training.

Emilie Rowan, LCSW
Atlantic Health System, 
Morristown, NJ

Peggy Stewart, NP
“I LOVED the conference! In fact I feel it was one of the best that I have ever attended. From beginning to end the holistic approach was weaved throughout, I came away feeling so inspired and hopeful! As someone mentioned, I feel I have found my tribe and am thrilled to have found like-minded individuals that want to see and work towards advancing healthcare in the holistic direction.”

Peggy Stewart, NP
RedBrick Health, 
Minneapolis, MN

Rick Klamm, MD
“I attended the AIHM Annual Conference in San Diego in 2014, found it fascinating, and returned in 2015. The huge scope of Integrative Medicine captivates me and I want to learn more. At the conference, I learned about the AIHM Fellowship. I was hesitant at first. I am at a place in my career where a Fellowship didn’t feel necessary, but curiosity pulled me in.”

Rick Klamm, MD
Family Doctor and 2018 AIHM Fellow

Sraddha S. Prativadi, MD, FACOG, ABIHM, ABOIM
“Yes! I’ll be there in October—it’s my Oxygen!!”

Sraddha S. Prativadi, MD, FACOG, ABIHM, ABOIM
University of Rochester Medical Center, 
Rochester, NY

Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM - AIHM Faculty
“The AIHM meeting not only connects me with my now-growing community, it helps me be exposed to the voices of those colleagues I might not have really heard before.  I’m learning clinical pearls, but more importantly, a different view of things that enriches my practice.  All health care professionals need to learn to work more closely together, and this conference is a fertile ground for that process to grow.  I’m so proud to be a part of it!”

Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
Medicine In Balance, LLC, 
Philadelphia, PA

Registration & Rates

Main Conference Registration includes course tuition, access to conference materials (via mobile app and conference website), Internet access in meeting space, breakfasts, breaks, lunches and select evening events.

Online registration closed Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, 11:59 PM Pacific. After that, we welcome you to register onsite in San Diego, starting Saturday, Oct. 29. Please contact us with questions.

Active AIHM Member Rates

  Early Bird Rates Standard Rates Onsite Rates No Meal Rates
Professions Active Member
(thru Sept 15)
Active Member
(Sept 16-Oct.23)
Active Member
(After Oct. 23)
Active Member
MDs/DOs $1058 $1158 $1200 SOLD OUT*
Other Health Professionals $698 $787 $810 SOLD OUT*
Students/Fellows/Residents/Community Members $585 $675 $697 SOLD OUT*
Day Rate $350 $425 $450  

*All NO MEAL rates are sold out.

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Non-Member Rates

  Early Bird Rates Standard Rates Onsite Rates No Meal Rates
Professions Non-Member
(thru Sept 15)
(Sept 16-Oct.23)
(After Oct. 23)
MDs/DOs $1175 $1275 $1300 SOLD OUT*
Other Health Professionals $775 $875 $900 SOLD OUT*
Students/Fellows/Residents/Community Members $650 $750 $775 SOLD OUT*
Day Rate $375 $450 $475  

*All NO MEAL rates are sold out.

ABOIM Review Course
3-Day Review Series to Prepare for the ABOIM Exam

Dates: Monday, October 31 – Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cost: $350 (AIHM Members), $375 (Non-Members)


  • High level, high-yield live sessions led by top faculty
  • Access to 15 lectures from the 2015 ABOIM Board Review session, a $595 value*
  • Online practice exam with over 250 professionally written questions
  • Daily Q&A session with the faculty

American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) Review Course is designed for physicians preparing to sit for the American Board of Physician Specialties Board Exam in Integrative Medicine. This course was designed using the ABOIM exam blueprint and offers test takers 15 pre-recorded lectures, 7 high-yield live sessions and hundreds of professionally written practice questions.  Perfect for experienced integrative physicians sitting for the May 2017 exam.

If you have questions, please contact

*These lectures were recorded at the 2015 AIHM Conference Board Review Course. If you do not already have access to these lectures, they will be provided to you at no additional charge. Information about how to access these courses will be provided weekly on Fridays.

*Access to 2015 ABOIM Review Course Lectures included in cost of registration, a $595 value!

19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ + Study Guide

Review includes 15 courses, a 200-question online ABOIM Practice Exam developed in accordance with the guidelines of the ABOIM, and additional Curriculum Study Guide.

Add the ABOIM Board Review Course to your main conference registration here.


Schedule & Workshop Descriptions

Monday, October 31, 2016
Time ABOIM Board Review Workshop Faculty
2:00pm – 3:10pm Dietary Supplements and Integrative Treatments for Specific Conditions Part 1
Hal Blatman has directed an integrative medicine clinic for more than 20 years. He is best known for lectures on nutrition, compounding pharmacy, and pain from injury to fascia. Part 1 of this series will find Dr. Blatman exploring and describing evidence based integrative approaches to gastro-intestinal disorders and offering holistic approaches to pain management and substance abuse.
Hal S. Blatman, MD, ABIHM
3:10pm – 4:20pm The Secrets of Understanding Supplements
Described as an "encyclopedic mind" Dr. Roach will provide a lens to understand the connection between nutrition, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, botanicals, genetics, toxins, and hormones. This framework simplifies predicting outcomes of dietary supplement interventions. Learn indications and contraindications for these nutrients. Dr. Roach has provided one-on-one consultation with practitioners from around the country on vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
James Roach, MD, ABIHM
4:20pm – 5:00pm Q&A Session with the Board Review Faculty
An interactive Q&A and clarifying session with the day’s lecturers so cover any topics in todays lectures and to give the audience a chance to dig deeper into the clinical content.
Hal S. Blatman, MD, ABIHM and James Roach, MD, ABIHM
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Time ABOIM Board Review Workshop Faculty
2:00pm – 2:35pm Women's Health "Quick Tips"
This lecture will cover the basics of women's hormone balancing, to include adolescents, perimenopause and menopausal issues. It will be focused on clinically applicable details and easy to remember foundational thinking. Clinical pearls will be in the forefront of this talk, and will build on the lecture by Dr Roach.
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
2:35pm – 3:10pm Everything you Need to Know about Herbs
This talk will not make you an herbalist, but it will help you grasp major concepts of botanical medicine. Specific herbs with their mode of action and typical use will be discussed. Herb/herb, herb/nutrient and herb/drug interaction will be touched on in a focused way.
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
3:10pm – 4:40pm Taking the ABOIM Exam: A High Yield, High Impact Review
This is a succinct, high yield board review for those preparing to take the ABoIM exam presented from the perspective of a diplomate of the ABIHM who successfully passed the ABoIM exam. The course will cover an array of topics in concentrated fashion including, but not limited to, basic concepts of naturopathy, homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine/acupuncture, Ayurveda, mind-body & energy medicine, yoga & the stress response. In addition, the presenter will discuss the logistics of & general information about the exam.
Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, ABIHM
4:40pm – 5:00pm Q&A Session with the Board Review Faculty
An interactive Q&A and clarifying session with the day’s lecturers so cover any topics in todays lectures and to give the audience a chance to dig deeper into the clinical content.
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM & Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, ABIHM
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time ABOIM Board Review Workshop Faculty
2:00pm – 3:10pm Integrative Approaches to Common Diseases Part 2
With over 20 years experience in integrative medicine, Hal Blatman gives a comprehensive and detailed lecture. In this densely packed Part 2 of the series, Dr. Blatman will discuss the evidence supporting a holistic approach to treating men's health conditions and urologic & rheumatologic disorders.
Hal S. Blatman, MD, ABIHM
3:10pm – 4:40pm Integrative Approaches to Common Diseases Part 3
Integrative assessment and intervention is vital for appropriate management of common disorders. Learn the rationale for tests and nutrient interventions for cancer, asthma, allergies, diabetes, insomnia, infections, and autoimmune, hormonal, psychiatric, heart, lung, liver, kidney, thyroid, sinus, and eye disorders.
James Roach MD, ABIHM
4:40pm – 5:00pm Q&A Session with the Board Review Faculty
An interactive Q&A and clarifying session with the day’s lecturers so cover any topics in todays lectures and to give the audience a chance to dig deeper into the clinical content.
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM; Erika Cappelluti, MD, PhD, ABIHM; Hal S. Blatman, MD, ABIHM; James Roach, MD, ABIHM

Conference Faculty

Main Conference Speakers
Please see the conference schedule or download the program pdf.

Donald Abrams, MD
Chief, Hematology/Oncology Division
San Francisco General Hospital;
Professor of Clinical Medicine, UC San Francisco, Integrative Oncology Consultant
UCSF, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO
Executive Director, TAP Integrative
Practitioner, Naturopathic Specialists LLC

Robert Alan Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, FACN
Director of Pain Management, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Paul H. Brenner, MD, PhD
Psycho-Social Oncologist,San Diego Cancer and Research Institute

Bridget Briggs, MD, ABIHM, FAAFP
Director, Briggs Center for Epigenetics and Integrative Medicine
Director, EpigeneticsRx

Audrey J. Brooks, PhD
Evaluator, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine,
Project Director, National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare

Jaclyn Chasse, ND
President, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
VP Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Emerson Ecologics
Founder, Perfect Fertility

Kulreet Chaudhary, MD
Chief Medical Officer, New Practices
Integrative Neurologist, Wellspring Health

Margaret A. Chesney, PhD
Professor of Medicine in Residence, School of Medicine, UCSF
Immediate Past Chair, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine

Nigel Crawford, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRACP
Professor of Biological Sciences, University of California at San Diego

Seroya Crouch, ND
Associate Fellowship Director, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN
Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association
International Co-Director, Nightingale Initiative for Global Health

Larry Dossey, MD
Executive Editor
Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing

Henry Emmons, MD
Integrative Psychiatrist and Founder, Partners in Resilience

Jill C. Evenson, ND
Director, Center For Natural Medicine

Daniel Friedland, MD, ABIHM
CEO, SuperSmartHealth
Chair, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)

Christine Givant, RPh
Co-Founder of La Vita Compounding Pharmacy
Co-Founder of EpigeneticsRx

Susan Haeger
President, Transformative Health Solutions Group
Board Member and Interim Executive Director, Integrative Health Policy Consortium

Patrick Hanaway, MD, ABIHM
Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Co‐Founder & Director, Hypertension Institute at Saint Thomas West Hospital

Dr. Tori Hudson
A Woman’s Time , P.C., Program Director
Institute of Women’s Health and Integrative Medicine

Mark Hyman, MD
Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Chairman, Institute for Functional Medicine
Director & Founder, The UltraWellness Center

Shamini Jain, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, UC San Diego
Chair, Center for Integrative Medicine Research Committee
Founder and Director, Consciousness and Healing Initiative

Shalesh Kaushal MD, PhD, FACS, ABIHM
Retina Specialist, Magruder Eye Institute

Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, BCTMB, DrPH
Postdoctoral Fellow – Human Performance Lab
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Irving Kirsch, PhD
Associate Director, Program in Placebo Studies, Harvard Medical School
Emeritus Professor of Psychology: U of Connecticut (USA) and U of Hull (UK)

Michael Kurisu, DO, ABIHM
Clinical Director, UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine
Director of Clinical Training, Osteopathic Center San Diego

Joseph Lamb, MD
Director, Functional Medicine Hypertension Institute
St. Thomas Medical Group

Patricia Lebensohn, MD
Professor of Family and Community Medicine,
Director Integrative Medicine in Residency, University of Arizona

Anthony J. Lisi, DC
Director, Chiropractic Program
Department of Veterans Affairs

Bess H. Marcus, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health
Senior Associate Dean for Public Health, UC San Diego

William Meeker, DC, MPH
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
President, Palmer College of Chiropractic‐West

Paul J. Mills, PhD
Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health
Director, Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health
University of California, San Diego

Erica Oberg, ND, MPH
Guarneri Integrative Health at Pacific Pearl La Jolla

Dean Ornish, MD
President and Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Tabatha Parker, ND
Associate Director of Special Academic Programs, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
President, Natural Doctors International (NDI)

Joseph Pizzorno, ND
Editor, IMCJ
President Emeritus, Bastyr University

Rauni Prittinen King, RN, HNB-BC, CHTP/I
Board of Directors, Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
Executive Director, Miraglo Foundation & Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc.

Veerabhadran Ramanathan, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California at San Diego
UNESCO Professor of Climate and Policy, TERI University

David Riley, MD
Associate Editor – The Permanente Journal, ICMJ
Adjunct Faculty – Helfgott Research Institute (NUNM)

Scott Shannon, MD, ABIHM
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado

Larry Smarr, PhD
Director, Calit2 at UC San Diego

Myles Spar, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Founder, Integrative Medicine Access
Director of Integrative Medicine, Simms‐Mann Wellness Center,
Venice Family Clinic; UC Los Angeles School of Medicine

Michael Stroka, JD, MBA, MS, CNS, LDN
Executive Director, Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists

Lucia Thornton, ThD, MSN, RN, AHN-BC
Author, Consultant, and Educator
Whole-Person Caring: Interprofessional Model for Healing and Wellness

John Weeks
Publisher-Editor, The Integrator Blog News & Reports
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Benjamin Zappin, LAc
Founder of Five Flavors Herbs, Inc.
Board of Directors, Integrative Medicine for the Underserved


Paradise Point Hotel

Conference Hotel

Paradise Point Resort & Spa
1404 Vacation Road
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (858) 274-4630
Reservations: (800) 344-2626

Planning Committee

Conference Committee Chairs

Mimi Guarneri, MD
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM
Tabatha Parker, ND
Tabatha Parker, ND
The American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM) Education Faculty
Rauni Prittenen King, RN, BSN

Committee Members

Jennifer Blair, LAc, MaOM
Jennifer Blair, LAc, MaOM
Bess Marcus, PhD
Bess Marcus, PhD
Bill Meeker, DC
Bill Meeker, DC
Paul Mills, PhD
Paul Mills, PhD
Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM
Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM
Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC
Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM
Wendy Warner, MD, ABIHM

Research Posters

AIHM is pleased to receive abstracts of original research on integrative holistic health and medicine, naturopathic medicine, chiropractic medicine, holistic nursing, mind-body research, public health and policy related to integrative health and medicine, or other relevant topics.

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2016

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be 300 words or less and may be submitted in one of four categories

  1. Original Clinical Research
  2. Topical Reviews (Literature, systematic, meta-analysis)
  3. Case Reports*
  4. Policy & Practice Models

Abstracts will be selected based on:

  1. Originality
  2. Study design
  3. Interpretation
  4. Relevance to the practice of Integrative Health & Medicine

*Submissions for the Case Reports category must follow the the CARE Guidelines for publishing case reports.

Note on copyright: By submitting a poster abstract, authors/co-authors transfer any copyrights, grant permission to the AIHM, & agree that the submitted poster and abstract may be published, shared online, distributed to attendees and used on the AIHM website.

Logistics & Important Information

  • Review Committee: An interprofessional AIHM research abstract review team will review all submissions.
  • Poster Evaluation and Competition: Conference participants will judge posters. The top ten will receive a letter of commendation for their resume, publication in a peer-reviewed journal and a discount for the 2017 conference. To qualify for an award, presenters must be present (note: *the presenter does not need to be the primary author).
  • Process: Submissions are sent to the review committee on a weekly basis. You can expect to receive a response no later than 4 weeks from the date of submission review.
  • On Site Poster Logistics: All posters will be displayed from 10 am Sunday, October 30 – 4 pm Wed Nov 2.
  • Required Attendance Dates: To qualify for an award and have your abstract published, recipients must be present during the Poster Reception and Award Ceremony.
    • Check In – Day 1 – Sunday, October 30, 2016 – Register & Hang Poster (required) – please check in at the AIHM Registration Booth (Foyer of Paradise Ballroom)
    • Poster Reception in Exhibit Hall – Day 4 – Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – 5:45 – 8:00 pm in Exhibit Hall (mandatory check-in 5:00 – 5:45 pm to be eligible to win).
    • Poster removal: Posters will remain hanging until the end of the conference, Thursday Nov 3. Please claim your poster no later than 5 pm – remaining posters will be discarded.

Presenter / Submitter Responsibilities

  • Register for Conference & Make Travel Arrangements: Authors are encouraged to attend the entire conference, but MUST be present for the entire research reception to qualify to win. If you cannot attend, you can assign someone to present for you. You would not be eligible to receive an award if there is not a designated person in your place at the reception. All hotel/travel arrangements are your responsibility.
  • Print & Transport Poster: Posters may be carry-on luggage, but check with your airlines. You may also choose to print locally in San Diego (FedEx/Kinko’s 4×4 foot poster is approximately $100).

Poster Guidelines

AIHM Annual Conference 2016: Call for Research Posters

^ Click to download Poster Submission Guidelines PDF

The following section outlines details of the contents and dimensions of your poster. Please do not include your written abstract on the poster itself. The poster should include the following elements:

  • Introduction–Briefly summarize background that led to the work, clearly identify the purpose or specific aims of the present study and identify questions asked or hypothesis(es) tested.
  • Experimental Design–Provide sufficient detail of the design and methods employed to carry out the study, including the number and necessary demographics of subjects studied.
  • Results–Present results by table, figure, illustration and/or photograph. For each table, figure, etc., a clear interpretative legend aids in highlighting and briefly discussing essential points.
  • Summary & Conclusion–Briefly communicate what are the vital “bottom lines” of your research/work.
  • Acknowledgements–Identify funding source(s), institutional support, individuals who have contributed significantly but who are not listed as authors.
  • Disclosure Information–All author’s disclosure information must be included on your poster. Please ensure that it is visible to attendees viewing your poster.
  • Specific Dimensions & Displays–Posters will be displayed on 4 x 8 foot poster boards (2 posters per side). Poster dimensions should be at maximum 4 x 4 foot (48 square inches/approx. 122 cm x 122 cm). Board fasteners will be provided. We recommend a summary sheet, sign-up sheet & business cards for people interested in more information.


Special Events

AIHM Annual Conference Special Event: Crones & Sage School

Crones & Sage School
Sunday, October 30, 7:15 pm

This event is a special tradition and part of our AHMA legacy. Attendees share in reflection and deep supportive connection, coming together to celebrate our shared humanity and holistic heritage. Two sacred gender-specific spaces are created.

AIHM Annual Conference Special Event: Interprofessional Ambassadors— Connection & Conversation

AIHM Ambassadors—Connection & Conversation
Monday, October 31, 12:00 pm

Meet your Interprofessional Ambassadors! Tables in the main lunch area will be marked with signs so that you can find the Ambassadors and share your thoughts about the conference.

Special Event: Halloween Costume Party AIHM Annual Conference 2016

Halloween Costume Party
Monday, October 31, 7:30 pm

​Join us for the first ever AIHM Halloween COSTUME Party! Be sure to plan ahead and sport your most creative costume for the event. Prizes will be awarded.

Special Event: Fellowship Luncheon with Dr. Low Dog

Fellowship Luncheon
Tuesday, November 1, 12:00 pm

Join Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, AIHM Fellowship Director, for a fun-filled, informative luncheon. Dr. Low Dog will discuss program details including what you will learn and how you will qualify for the ABOIM Exam. Space is limited. Learn more.

Special Event: Holistic Happy Hour, AIHM Annual Conference

Holistic Happy Hour
Tuesday, November 1, 5:45 pm

This reception & networking opportunity will give you a chance to connect with fellow members and not-yet-members on the topics you’re most passionate about in a casual, relaxing setting.

AIHM Annual Conference Special Event: Research Poster Reception: Morning Yoga & Meditation or Tai Chi

Morning Yoga & Tai Chi
Daily, 6:30 am

Optional morning renewals of guided Yoga & Meditation / Tai Chi will be offered daily prior to breakfast. All are welcome to participate!

AIHM Annual Conference Special Event: Research Poster Reception

Research Poster Reception
Wednesday, November 2, 5:45 pm

Throughout the week, original research posters will be showcased in the exhibit hall. On Wednesday evening, a special reception with refreshments will be held, and each poster presenter will be available to answer questions.

AIHM Annual Conference Special Event: Research Poster Reception: Membership Breakfast

Membership Breakfast
Thursday, November 3, 7:30 am

All welcome. During this meeting, members, prospective members, faculty and leaders connect, rejoice and plan another year of transformation. Join us to learn more about the Academy’s current projects, how to use and benefit from your Academy membership and how we are bringing integrative health and medicine to the mainstream.

AIHM Annual Conference Special Event: Research Poster Reception: Book Signing Events

Book Signings
Multiple Opportunities

See the conference schedule for days and times of book signing opportunities with Larry Dossey, MD, Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM, and Richard Louv.

Accreditation & Disclosure


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Scripps Health and The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Scripps Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Scripps Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 37 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Breakdown

Pre-Conferences: Advanced Integrative Cardiology: 8; Manual Medicine: 8

Post-Conference: The Healing (R)evolution: From Science to Social Impact: 6.25

Stand-alone ABOIM Review Course: 9

Main Conference: 29 (Sun: 7.25; Mon: 4.5; Tues: 6; Weds: 6; Thurs: 5.25)

Professionals Accepting CME

Other professions accepting AMA Category 1 Credit™ from CME organizations accredited by ACCME:

Acupuncturists: This educational program will be submitted to the CA Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM for PDA Points.

Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, Nurses, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners: Most states’ Bureaus, Boards or credentialing centers accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Providers should check with their state board regarding use of CME credit. ND Pharmacy credits pending approval with the California Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CNDA).

Dieticians: This educational program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration and is pending approval.

PAs: The American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Pharmacists: California State Board of Pharmacy.

Psychologists: The Board of Psychology (for renewal).

PTs: The CEC Continuing Education Panel has approved this course for a maximum of 40.00 Contact Hours and has determined it meets the requirements set by the Physical Therapy Board of California.


This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires that all CME activities including a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity.

Conference Supporters

Gold Level Supporters

Southern California University Health Sciences
The Westreich Foundation

Research Supporters

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Media Supporters


The booths have sold out. Contact us to learn about other special opportunities

AIHM Conference Crowd
Attendees Expected: 800+
Education Dates: Oct. 29–Nov. 4
Exhibit Dates: Oct. 31–Nov. 2
Total Spaces Available: 61 Booths
Premier Spaces: 9 Booths
Location: Paradise Point Hotel, San Diego, CA
Additional hosting opportunities in exhibit hall:
  • Nightly Networking Events
  • Vendor Demonstrations
  • Faculty Book Signings

Thank you to our current exhibitors. Please visit them during the extended breaks! 

Advanced Naturals
Aidan Products
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)
American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)
American College of Nutrition
American Herbal Labs & NanoHerbs Light
BESO Biological Research Inc.
The Biomat Store
Biosound Technologies
Bragg Health Foundation
Crystal Wings Healing Art
CW Hemp
DaVinci Laboratories
Designs for Health

Earthwise Solutions
Electromedical Products International, Inc.
Emerson Ecologics
Entera Health, Inc.
Functional Medicine Coaching Academy
Gaia Herbs Professional Solutions
Genova Diagnostics
The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc.
Hardy Nutritionals
Heron Botanicals
High Tech Health International, Inc.
Host Defense® Organic Mushrooms
Innate Response
Integrative Therapeutics

Natura Health Products
Natural Partners, Inc.
Ortho Molecular Products
Pathway Genomics
PlusCBD Oil
Pranic Healing Research Institute
ProThera, Inc.
Rejuvenation Science
Renewᵀᴹ ECP (LifeLine Sciences)
Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU)
TMCI Global
University of Western States
Vibrant America
Visual Outcomes

You? Please access the prospectus.


PREMIER space……………………………………………………………………….$5,500

REGULAR space………………………………………………………………………$4,000

NON-PROFIT space………………………………………………………………….$2,000

EXCLUSIVE space…………………………………………………………………….See prospectus

Included with your exhibit space:
  • Materials: 6’ table in an 8×8 space (unless otherwise specified in exhibit hall map), table linens, carpet, two chairs & wastebasket
  • Complimentary access for two (2) company representatives to exhibit and attend all conference activities (educational sessions and food & beverage functions) with reduced registration fees of $600 available for each additional representative (maximum of four total representatives)
  • CME Credit: Exhibitors wishing to receive CME credit must check the appropriate box on this application. Please note that a conference evaluation will need to be submitted by the representative(s) to receive a certificate.
Not included with your exhibit space:
  • Electricity, additional furniture or equipment rentals, labor for installing or dismantling your exhibit display—for these options, you will work with Blaine Convention Services
  • Representatives beyond the two (2) company attendees
  • Security—the exhibit area will not be locked each evening and no security guard will be present. Anything you leave in the exhibit area will be left at your own risk. Neither the Hotel nor AIHM nor UC San Diego nor Scripps will accept liability for any items in the exhibit area at any time
  • If you are interested in exhibiting, hosting at a tiered level, or supporting a special event, please contact Maureen Helinski Clarke, CMP at or 858-534-1302.

Target Audience

Medical doctors, family practice doctors, osteopathic physicians, naturopathic physicians, chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, homeopaths, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, nutritionists, midwives, pharmacists, dentists, licensed herbalists, massage therapists, health coaches, and many more. AIHM is the most established community of integrative/holistic clinicians in the world.

Exhibitor Schedule


Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. PST


Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 12 Noon PST

Daily Schedule: In response to exhibitor requests, we have created more time, longer breaks and additional ways for our attendees to have meaningful time in the exhibit hall!

  • Two 45-minute dedicated exhibitor breaks per day (90 minutes total per day) makes the AIHM conference the most advantageous for exhibitors of all our competitors
  • 2 hours of meals per day (breakfast and/or lunch) set in exhibitor hall creates additional opportunities.
  • 3 social evening social events with hosting opportunities
  • Daily book signings / speaker events in Exhibit Hall with hosting opportunities each day
  • Additional Satellite Symposium Luncheon opportunities

Endorsing Organizations & Conference Supporters

UCLArts and Healing logo
Integrative Medicine Access (IMA) logo
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine logo
Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC) logo
Bastyr University logo
TAP Integrative logo
Physician's Association of Anthroposophic Medicine logo
UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine logo
Integrative Medicine for the Underserved (IM4US) logo
Healing Beyond Borders (HBB) Educating and Certifying the Healing Touch

Opportunity to Endorse

2016 AIHM People, Planet, Purpose Annual Conference

AIHM is delighted to build our growing community by offering an opportunity to become an endorser of our 2016 AIHM People, Planet, Purpose Integrative Health & Medicine Conference: Oct. 30 – Nov. 3 in San Diego, CA at Paradise Point Resort & Spa.

Endorsing organizations play a vital role in the overall success of the AIHM conference. Through non-monetary support, this impressive interprofessional group of non-profit organizations, associations and agencies help spread the word out about the largest integrative health & medicine conference in the USA. Endorser efforts ensure that the AIHM conference draws an interprofessional audience and without your valuable support, this conference would not be the premier event it continues to be each year.

Your affiliation as an Endorsing Organization is a strong statement about your organization’s commitment to integrative health & medicine. Endorsing organizations are asked to inform and invite their staff / members and announce the conference through channels like the organizations website, social media, newsletter and more.

Endorser Benefits

  • Recognition in a special “Endorsing Organization” section of our AIHM Conference website with a link to your website
  • One small educational flyer (no commercial products) displayed with other Endorsing Organization flyers on a special exhibit table at our conference
  • Your members / staff receive $50 off AIHM conference registration (coupon code provided, note: retroactive discounts are not available or to student rates and cannot be combined with member rate – they can only be applied for MD/DO Non-AIHM rate or Other Health Professional Non-AIHM rates)
  • No fee to be an endorsing organization

Endorser Responsibilities

  • Promoting the AIHM Conference to your members / staff via your newsletter, listserv or other communication tools and / or sending an email blast to your members announcing the conference
  • Providing an informal report to AIHM of how you reached out to your community (ex: sent to over 1400 members in e-blast, posted event in our newsletter, posted on social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn)
  • Include a link / logo to the 2016 AIHM conference on your endorser website
  • Consider connecting your endorser social media to AIHM social media (i.e. follow us on Facebook and Twitter, RSVP to the Facebook event)

If you are interested in becoming an Endorsing Organization, please contact Tabatha Parker, ND at and join the growing community of integrative health & medicine professionals and organizations, institutions and agencies that support this important event.

AIHM Interprofessional Ambassadors

AIHM Interprofessional Ambassadors embody excellence at the top of their respective fields. They help guide the AIHM programs and educational offerings, participate in AIHM initiatives and share insights for further development. Ambassadors connect with new worlds and develop functioning networks among integrative clinicians. We are honored by their service.

2016 and 2015 Ambassadors will be present at the Conference and we are setting special events for meaningful interaction.

2016 AIHM Ambassador Cynthia Wood, PT, CMLDT
Cynthia Wood, PT, CMLDT
2016 AIHM Ambassador Margaret "Miggy" Scott, PA-C
Margaret “Miggy” Scott, PA-C
Fujio McPherson
Fujio McPherson, DAOM, ARNP, LAc. Dipl Ac.
2016 AIHM Ambassador Laurie Kubes, DNP, NP
Laurie Kubes, DNP, NP
2016 AIHM Ambassador Anu Kizhakkeveettil, MAOM, BAMS, YTTC
Anu Kizhakkeveettil, MAOM, BAMS, YTTC
2016 AIHM Ambassador Melissa Nagare Kimura, D.C., L.Ac., CCSP
Melissa Nagare Kimura, D.C., L.Ac., CCSP
2016 AIHM Ambassador Claire D’Andrea, RN, CHTP, CCRC
Claire D’Andrea, RN, CHTP, CCRC
2016 AIHM Ambassador Jaclyn Chasse, ND
Jaclyn Chasse, ND
2016 AIHM Ambassador Heather Carrie, MAS
Heather Carrie, MAS
2016 AIHM Ambassador Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, Dr.PH
Ann Blair Kennedy, LMT, Dr.PH
Karyn Bender, RPh, HHC

About the AIHM Ambassador program

Collaboration is at the heart of the AIHM’s mission. While the AIHM’s roots come from the merging of two historically MD/DO organizations, we are a now a truly interprofessional entity. Our transition began three years ago and our commitment to interprofessionalism continues to drives our education and engagement initiatives. A firm belief in equity propelled us to launch the AIHM Ambassador Program to ensure that our vision of pluralism and inclusion is actualized at our Annual Conference and within the Academy at all levels.

We believe that the future of medicine is integrative, team-based, and interprofessional. To change the current paradigm, we need to develop new ways of thinking about established problems and working together.

AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine

Fellowship Luncheon with Dr. Low Dog

12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Fellowship LuncheonJoin Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, AIHM Fellowship Director, for a fun-filled, informative lunch during the AIHM Annual Conference. Dr. Low Dog will discuss how AIHM’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine works, how the program qualifies you for the ABOIM Exam, what you will learn and how much time it will take. She will address any other questions you may have. You won’t want to miss it.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, please add the event to your conference registration.

In the meantime, if you have questions about the Fellowship Program, please contact the Fellowship team, at or (858) 240-9033 x 1000.

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Vendor Demonstrations

These 45-minute sessions will be held on stage in the exhibit hall during the afternoon breakout sessions (between lunch and afternoon break). No CME is offered for these informational sessions.

Monday, Oct. 31

1:30 PM

PlusCBD Oil

2:15 PM


3:00 PM

AHI Flower

Tuesday, Nov. 1

2:00 PM


2:45 PM

Natural Partners

3:30 PM


Wednesday, Nov. 2

2:00 PM


2:45 PM


3:30 PM


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Social Media will be vibrant at the conference. It’s a good idea to download Twitter in advance. The AIHM Social Media team will be giving away great prizes from vendors and friends.

  1. Download the Twitter App on your smartphone, tablet OR log on to twitter on your computer
  2. Create a unique username, example @DrJones or @MaryJonesMD (recommended to use a variation of your name)
  3. Find the “Tweet” button in the top right corner
  4. Type your Tweet into the box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the top navigation bar.
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  6. Use the hashtag #AIHM16 in all of your tweets to join the live conversation online at the conference

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